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Reporting safety

A simple reporting procedure will help you to obtain important information about health and safety issues in the workplace, identify problems when they arise, and address them. Reporting incidents and near-misses may also identify safety issues that were previously unnoticed, and will guide you in developing new safe work procedures and improve e existing ones.

Note that there are certain types of injuries, illnesses and dangerous incidents that you are legally required to report to WHSQ. See the incident and notification page for details.

How do you rate?

Complete the fifth column of the Compliance at a glance: how do you rate? checklist (PDF, 149.22 KB) .

This section focuses on setting procedures for reporting safety issues and taking action to address these issues.

Advice sheet

Check your answers against the green, orange and red sections of the advice sheet for reporting safety (PDF, 142.1 KB).

The back page of the advice sheet shows a sample internal incident report form.

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Last updated
02 May 2017

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